Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Aye, it's been quite a spiritual week.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Pastor AR Bernard came to preach. Woots! His first time in Malaysia, even though I've heard him many times in Singapore. He left a 10 year career in the banking industry to join the ministry in church. He's also an advisor to Obama, and previously to Bush.
His message on those 2 days were phenomenal! Due to the day's events, I was really tired, and nearly fell asleep for both services at certain points. However, his message was pure brilliance. His topics on glory and holiness were pure theological genius, no kidding. His interpretation of some verses was also very thought-provoking and yet made perfect sense in context. I won't be listing anything here. It would do no justice to this revelation. Just, wow...
Today I had the normal church service, with Pastor Kevin continuing the final part of the Christian mind. About Christians being anti-homosexual and confusing. To keep it brief, he said that Christians shouldn't be judging homosexuals, but instead love and accept them. For if you don't love them, you have no right to correct and help them of their orientations. No force and such is allowed either, but gradual and true acceptance of them as people, not despised outcasts. Jesus hung out with sinners most of the time, and as the church, so should we.
His part on being confusing was very passionate too. Pastor Kevin was very vocal on Christians being substandard, like for example how because it was from church, they should give discounts and make it easier for them and such. He gave real examples of how when people wanted to book the church hall, they wouldn't pay a few hundred, saying it was so expensive, but had no problems paying over a thousand for a function room outside of church. He said that if the church was so "charity-minded" the church would be irrelevant and cast aside. Of course, we should be charitable, but not abused. The church gives a lot of free things away, and heavily discounts a lot of things. But there must still be a standard, and very often, Christians act and think in a way that would drop these standards.
Very enjoyable. Also, CHC now has their own water bottles! LOL! Holy water, lmao. Of course, there's no such thing as holy water, but its a funny joke. The bottles are pretty cute too. After service, since W19 and W49 together only had 6 people, we joined W32 for fellowship, and it was also Ken's birthday. Best wishes!
Oh, during fellowship after AR Bernard's service, the topic humourously turned a little dirty, and some very personal questions were asked, like whether you prefer small and natural, or big and fake? Yes, it is what you think it is. Honestly, I don't care 'cause that's not my focus or fetish. I have another focus. Heh. I'm not saying my fetish here -.-.
Daniel's also went back to Indonesia for good also, after Hansen. Aye, my newest House of the Dead 4 partner! All the best back there.
Ai Lee and I took this picture on Daniel's final day. Geez, I look horrible. But she's like freaking cute in this pic?